Tag: arthritic knee

2. Brain-Healthy Dietary Patterns

When the latest Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGAs) were released in January 2016, they earned headlines for their focus on added sugars and relaxed view of dietary fat. But the most important point of the updated DGAs was often overlooked in the flurry of media coverage: Healthy eating is more

4. A Closer Look at Key Nutrients

Your Diet Vs. Chronic Disease
It’s estimated that half of all U.S. adults—about 117 million people—suffer from preventable, diet-related chronic diseases. Shifting to healthier eating patterns that contain the nutrients your heart and brain require can help bring about lasting improvements in individual health, according to the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for

Q & A: Arthritis; Bladder Control; Dementia

Q. Should I wear a knee brace for my arthritic knee while exercising or will this further weaken the knee joint?
A. If pain from your arthritic joints is impeding your exercise, a brace can allow you to do more with less pain. Generally, wear the brace only when you require

3. Dementia

MCI to Dementia
Progressing from MCI to dementia means the difference between forgetting names, dates, or what you intended to buy at the supermarket, and having significant trouble functioning in your day-to-day life. The progression of MCI to dementia can alter many aspects of who you are, including your memory, personality

Weight Loss Linked To Functional Improvements In Arthritic Knees

Shedding some pounds may improve symptoms of knee osteoarthritis, according to research published online Jan. 19 in Arthritis Care & Research. The study included 1,383 people (average age 64, 82 percent obese) who were enrolled in an 18-week weight-loss program that included dietary and exercise strategies, along with motivation and

Understand What a New Knee Can and Can’t Do

It’s been a while since your knees didn’t ache. With every new day and with every step, the pain of arthritis is there, sometimes keeping you up at night. It’s a constant reminder that you, and especially your joints, aren’t as young as you used to be.
If you’re in this

A Chain Reaction for Relief

Hips and thighs are often the sources of discontent. If you’re a woman, you’ve probably cursed them when life led to weight gain; if you’re of the male persuasion, injured muscles or bursitis may have caused your complaints. But, did you know that the hips and thighs, when working together,

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